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“A Good Hotel but Dont Go Out of Your Way”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Skamania Lodge

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Skamania Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Stevenson
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Bend, Oregon
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“A Good Hotel but Dont Go Out of Your Way”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a very nice location with tremendous views of the Columbia River Gorge, but the facility and rooms are just average. The room prices are okay but the food is spendy. There really isnt anywhere else to have a good dinner unless you go into Hood River so you are a bit of a captive audience.

I have attended here for several conferences and it works very well for that type of function, but I have never thought to come here for a personal stay.

Room Tip: River view on the highest floor available
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Green Features: They seem good but not very noticeable. I was not aware of the green policies except for the normal hang your bathroom towel. The landscaping does seem to be kept in a manner to reduce runoff and with the ample rains that would be a very good thing to do.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Room was wonderful.
Service was incredible! Everyone was so Helpful and Friendly!
Atmosphere the best!
Food in Bar really good.
Food in Restraunt "Over Priced" and only "Fair." We don't mind paying more for a delicious meal but this is "Just Okay" food and not worth the cost. One morning had Small OJ and toast and it was over $7.00 without tip.

View was Amazing! We live in Bend Oregon and when we want to have a close Get Away we come here. Dogs are welcomed and treated like Kings and Queens. Sometimes we bring Little Charlie Potatoes with us. He loves the attention.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a very pleasant place to visit. The view is a delight. It is peaceful. There are lots of amenities at the lodge for those that are looking for something to do - tennis, golf, lawn games, zip lines, spa treatments, hikes, libraries and more. There is also lots of great hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, wind surfing, etc. nearby. You can tour a dam or fish hatchery too. There is a fun brewpub in nearby Stevenson. The very best thing is sitting on the chairs out front overlooking the river. Ah! The rooms have sort of a nice "at the lake" decor. A bit spendy though.

Room Tip: Of course the river view rooms are a delight, but they cost more. Treat yourself at least once.
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Green Features: I like the concept. They had dispensers for shampoo, etc. rather than little bottles. I do not mind using my sheets more than one night in a row either!
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Skamania, General Manager at Skamania Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear OutdoorBoomer,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent visit to Skamania Lodge. With more than 45 recreational choices, our guests often run out of time before they run out of new and exciting adventures to experience. We hope to welcome you and your guests back to our Cascadian-style lodge many more time in the months and years to come.

Kind Regards,

Ken Daugherty
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Room was clean but décor was just a little above average. Our room was located near the outdoor hot tub so we could hear all the conversations, laughing etc until it closed around 11.Outdoor areas were very nice. Strange experience with bike usage - many were "broken" and bikes were not to be ridden on the trails. Not sure where you were supposed to use the bikes...parking lot? Staff was very helpful and accommodating in all areas with the exception of the person who checked us in - seemed preoccupied. Friday night buffet was just ok but had plenty of choices available.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Skamani lodge is off the Interstate nestled up in the woods, but with a great view to the East of the Columbia River Gorge. Must do: 1) relax with a beverage on the East side in comfortable Adirondack chairs at sunrise or sunset, 2) gather round the outside firepit for conversations at night.
We were there for only one night, but the restaurant and lounge were great. Rooms very comfortable. Forest-view is less expensive than river-view but are quite nice. didn't get a chance to try the golf course.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank DiverScientist
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Skamania, General Manager at Skamania Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear DiverScientist,

Skamania Lodge’s location, as you noted, is among our most attractive features. Full-service, destination resorts such as ours are often located in out of the way places. Skamania Lodge is different in that guests residing in the Portland metro area can get away without having to go away. A great lodge with a great view complimented by great food and an abundance of recreational opportunities is just a short drive away. Make plans today to see why Skamania Lodge is close to nature (and Portland) but far from ordinary.

Kind Regards,

Ken Daugherty
General Manager
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Wheaton, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

In addition to having spacious and comfortable rooms, the Lodge has a beautiful restaurant for breakfast with an enormous and very reasonably priced buffet (c. $15) with a huge selection of hot and cold foods. Service was excellent , whether at check in or in restaurant or elsewhere. The indoor 25 -meter pool has a wall of windows facing the river side and mountains, and an indoor and outdoor hot tub. During the summer (we were there in July), there is an hour-long demonstration of birds of prey, including an eagle, falcon, and some other types that was truly an unusual experience. This was free. It is done twice daily (I think on weekend days).

Room Tip: Higher floors are probably quieter; much better views facing the river. Ask to be away from firepit...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Skamania, General Manager at Skamania Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear melson3,

Our newly appointed Executive Chef, James Wallace, and the entire Skamania Lodge Team appreciates your kind comments. Our culinary team strives to create memorable meals for each guest. Chef Wallace’s PacNW roots and commitment to using locally grown foods, wines, beers and more is appreciated by both our guests, employees and residents of the Columbia River Gorge. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our pool and hot tubs. And, we hope to welcome you back to Stevenson, WA many more times in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Ken Daugherty
General Manager
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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We booked this hotel online for what seemed a reasonable price but were charged for an upgrade which we did not request. We also were not aware of significant resort fees and taxes (in addition to usual hotel room taxes). Our room was attractive but located near the central air conditioning unit which emitted a loud, nonstop humming noise.
Staff in the restaurant were friendly and efficient as was the concierge. Food in the dining room and bar was quite good. Breakfast buffet was marginal. "Hot" food choices were lukewarm.
Loved the golf course which was scenic and challenging.
The Columbia Gorge is a great holiday location but we'll stay in Mount Hood area next time we visit (better weather, wineries, farmers markets, lavender farm, golf course, etc.).

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from central air conditioning unit.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Skamania Lodge
Address: 1131 Skamania Lodge Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-6186
Location: United States > Washington > Stevenson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Stevenson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Skamania Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
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